The following was released by the County of Cape May on Monday, April 13, 2020:
On Thursday night, April 16th, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge will be closed between the hours of 7:00pm thru 5:00am due to ongoing construction. As a result, Avalon Boulevard (C.R. 601) will be closed to thru traffic during these hours. The roadway and bridge will re-open after those hours and remain open thereafter.
Motorists heading south on Route 9 and wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be required to continue heading south along Route 9 until they arrive at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection (C.R. 657). They will then be directed east along Stone Harbor Boulevard/ 96th Street to Third Avenue (C.R. 619) in Stone Harbor. They will then be directed north along C.R. 619 to Avalon.
Traffic exiting the Garden State Parkway at exit 13 and wishing to head east along Avalon Boulevard will be directed west to Route 9 to follow the same detour. Motorist heading north along Route 9 wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be directed to head east at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection. Once in Stone Harbor, motorists will be directed north along Third Avenue (C.R. 619) toward Avalon.
Traffic on the barrier islands wishing to utilize Avalon Boulevard to access the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 will be directed south on C.R. 619 to 96th Street, where they will be directed west along Stone Harbor Boulevard to Route 9 and the Parkway. Note that due to the current load posting on the 96th Street Bridge, no trucks over 15tons gross weight will be permitted to cross that bridge as part of this temporary detour. Any vehicles/ deliveries in excess of 15 tons are urged to modify their schedules and use Ingram’s Thorofare bridge prior to when the temporary detour is in place.
Local traffic will be permitted to access Avalon Boulevard up to the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge from either side but will not be permitted to cross the bridge. Please plan accordingly and obey all traffic control devices and speed limits. This closure date is subject to the weather and may be modified as required. The concrete placement on April 16th will complete all of the new concrete deck pours on the east bound lane of the Ingram’s Thorofare bridge as part of the Stage 1 project construction.